Autistic woman's song 'went through roof'
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Christmas song written and sung by autistic woman

A woman with severe autism has written and performed a Christmas song which provoked a huge response from people affected by the condition.

Gemma Cooper, 22, from Maesteg, wrote Gemma's Gift For Christmas, a song about autism awareness, with her music teacher Christopher Bond.

Her mother, Julie Morgan, said a video of the performance, which has been viewed 52,000 times, "went through the roof".

"If it wasn't for her music I wouldn't like to think... She was in a bad place," Ms Morgan said.

  • 29 Dec 2018
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